On June 8, 2013 I ran my first half marathon – The See Jane Run Half Marathon in Alameda, CA. I had signed up for the race in October 2012, just one month after I decided to start putting in some miles on the treadmill. At first, I thought I might walk it due to the limitations I had experienced with training for a long distance before. Two times I had attempted to train for a long distance event I had plantar fasciitis that required me to spend 6 weeks in a walking boot cast. All of this was complicated by the increased inflammation of the Rheumatoid Arthritis. I looked up so many training plans and I decided that 8 months would give me plenty of time to train and allow for any setbacks or extra rest days to accommodate whatever my body dictated.
See Jane Run 2013 was an amazing experience! Even though I fell at 4.78 miles in after stepping in the crack in the concrete. So grateful for all the ladies running around me who offered help, water and to hang with me for a bit to make sure I was ok. The sky was clear and the sun was out, it got really hot at about mile 9. It was nice that there were families in their backyards spraying their garden hoses to help cool us off. I established my half marathon time at 3:07:28.
It was a great course, we had beautiful views of the Bay:
And views across the Bay to downtown San Francisco:
We got a nice medal:
Actually, I ran for chocolate and champagne:
I had a great time and as my first half marathon this one will always hold a special place in my heart. When See Jane Run announced they were accepting applications to their ambassador program for 2014 I jumped on the opportunity. I was selected as an ambassador and I have a giveaway for you. One lucky person will receive a free entry to the San Francisco Bay Area See Jane Run Half Marathon and 5K on June 22, 2013 for either race distance. Enter below using the Rafflecopter. You can also use code SJRAMB265 for 10% off. It will be a great race, come join me! See Jane Run will be my 9th half marathon of 2014 .
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